Illinois was able to get their first win of the season this past Saturday against Rutgers, even while starting a fourth quarterback in as many weeks.

Isaiah Williams went 7 for 18 for 104 yards passing in Illinois’ 23-20 win over Rutgers. However, what was most impressive was that he had 31 rushes for 195 yards and a rushing touchdown. That is a school record for yards by a QB in a single game.

Despite Williams getting the win and looking strong in his debut, head coach Lovie Smith isn’t tipping his hand regarding him starting another week:

The starting quarterback that Smith is referring to is Brandon Peters, who is eligible to play this week after testing positive for COVID-19 and sitting out of action for 21 days.

For Peters to play this week though, he obviously will have to practice and it sounds like he’s going to:

Smith also talked about Isaiah Williams’ height and it doesn’t sound like he’s overly concerned about him being 5-foot-10:

Smith will have a big decision to make this Saturday as Illinois looks for their second win of the season against Nebraska. That game will start at Noon ET.